06-22-2006, 03:02 AM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Originally Posted by Laith
You're just under 2wpg. My recommendation would be to stay at this level for the moment until you get more experience balancing the rest of the nutrients for the plants (CO2, macros, micros). Once you're comfortable with that, an extra 30w wouldn't hurt.
But I'd change out the two 18,000K tubes for tubes below 10,000K. Lighting above 10,000K is generally used for marine/reef setups.
Thankyou, the 18,000k were left over from my reef setup, but hagen do sell the aqua-glow for plant growth and the power-glow for plant growth/marine as there is more blue in the power glow
I think i will change the power glow for something more mid-range and see how it goes, as i do like the way the colours of the fish show up under them
But until 2 days ago, i was only uning 1 standard 30w philips tube, so i guess what i have is going to be better for the time being..